Country Comparisons

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Children under the age of 5 years underweight gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five.
130 Results
RankCountry%Date of Information
1Yemen39.902013
2Eritrea39.402010
3Timor-Leste37.502013
4India33.402016/18
5Sudan33.102014
6Djibouti29.902012
7Chad29.402015
8Papua New Guinea27.802010
9South Sudan27.702010
10Burundi27.202018/19
11Nepal27.202016
12Madagascar26.402018
13Cambodia24.102014
14Congo, Democratic Republic of the23.402013
15Pakistan23.102018
16Somalia23.002009
17Bangladesh21.902017/18
18Niger21.802018
19Nigeria21.802018
20Ethiopia21.102019
21Laos21.102017
22Central African Republic20.802018
23Sri Lanka20.502016
24Mauritania19.202018
25Afghanistan19.102018
26Philippines19.102018
27Angola19.002016
28Mali18.602018
29Burma18.502016
30Burkina Faso17.702018
31Indonesia17.702018
32Maldives17.702009
33Guinea-Bissau17.002014
34Comoros16.902012
35Benin16.802018
36Guinea16.302018
37Solomon Islands16.202015
38Mozambique15.602014/15
39Togo15.202017
40Kiribati14.902009
41Tanzania14.602018
42Malaysia13.702016
43Liberia13.602016
44Sierra Leone13.602019
45Vietnam13.402017
46Senegal13.302019
47Namibia13.202013
48Cote d'Ivoire12.802016
49Bhutan12.702010
50Ghana12.602017/18
51Guatemala12.402015
52Congo, Republic of the12.302015
53Marshall Islands11.902017
54Malawi11.802018
55Zambia11.802018/19
56Libya11.702014
57Vanuatu11.702013
58Kenya11.202014
59Oman11.202017
60Cameroon11.002018
61Lesotho10.502018
62Uganda10.402016
63Gambia, The10.302018
64Zimbabwe9.702019
65Brunei9.602009
66Rwanda9.602015
67Haiti9.502017
68Korea, North9.302017
69Sao Tome and Principe8.802014
70Guyana8.202014
71Tajikistan7.602017
72Honduras7.102012
73Egypt7.002014
74Thailand6.702016
75Gabon6.402012
76South Africa5.902016
77Eswatini5.802014
78Suriname5.802010
79Syria5.802009/10
80Equatorial Guinea5.602011
81Ecuador5.102014
82El Salvador5.002014
83Azerbaijan4.902013
84Trinidad and Tobago4.902011
85Belize4.602015
86Nicaragua4.602012
87Mexico4.202016
88Iran4.102011
89Dominican Republic4.002013
90Uruguay4.002011
91Iraq3.902018
92Colombia3.702015/16
93Seychelles3.602012
94Barbados3.502012
95Bolivia3.402016
96Japan3.402010
97Samoa3.202014
98Turkmenistan3.202015
99Algeria3.002012
100Jordan3.002012
101Kuwait3.002014
102Uzbekistan2.902017
103Venezuela2.902009
104Saint Lucia2.802012
105Armenia2.602016
106Morocco2.602017/18
107Peru2.602018
108China2.402013
109Jamaica2.202014
110Moldova2.202012
111Kazakhstan2.002015
112Bulgaria1.902014
113Mongolia1.902018
114Tonga1.902012
115Kyrgyzstan1.802018
116Serbia1.802014
117Argentina1.702018/19
118Bosnia and Herzegovina1.602012
119Tunisia1.602018
120Albania1.502017
121Turkey1.502018/19
122Gaza Strip1.402014
123West Bank1.402014
125Paraguay1.302016
126Georgia1.102009
127Montenegro1.002013
128Korea, South0.702010
129Chile0.502014
130Germany0.502014/17
131United States0.502012